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Museum of Trade Ceramics

80 Tran Phu St., Hoi An, Vietnam
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Ranked #27 of 32 Attractions in Hoi An
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Hoi An flourished from the 16th to 18th century largely due to its export of ceramics, the history...
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Hoi An flourished from the 16th to 18th century largely due to its export of ceramics, the history of which is chronicled in this museum.

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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129 reviews 129 reviews
34 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Visit a beautiful old house without people trying to sell you trinkets. That by itself is worth the price of admission.

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Willunga, Australia
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Previous reviews have really covered it - access by the Ancient town ticket system and the house itself is beautiful. The trade ceramics are disappointing mainly coming from the later periods and many are from the "Hoi An hoard" - a shipwreck salvaged offshore north of the Cham islands. Could have done more with the available space!

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Sydney, Australia
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104 attraction reviews
2,706 helpful votes 2,706 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Admission into the museum is through the Old Town ticket. The museum is housed in a lovely old restored traditional wooden house in Old Town. The exhibition is rather small however its interesting if you enjoy looking at Japanese, Chinese & Vietnamese old ceramics dating back from the 8th - 18th century. The Museum of Trade Ceramics is open daily... More 

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Mumbai
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23 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

The Museum of Trade Ceramics is located in a lovely ancient wooden house. Most of the artifacts on display are from the 17th-19th century and not really as old as I expected. But the house itself is lovely. There is a small courtyard in the center with plants and a little shrine. If you go up to the first floor,... More 

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Strathaven, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

It was with great scorn that I was dragged into this museum by my trade ceramic-daft friend. My protestations about how boring this place would be fell on deaf-ears and I eventually spent one of my 5 precious site tickets on what I thought would be one of the worst experience of my life. How wrong I was. I would... More 

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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28 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Well, everything is in the title. Like most other places in Hoi An that require a ticket to enter, it's quite small and quickly visited. A few old ceramics (a lot broken), nothing breathtaking though.

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Kyiv, Kyyivs'ka Oblast', Ukraine
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162 reviews 162 reviews
66 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Well, this museum will be interesting for you only if you have at least minimal understanding in archaeology and geografy. Othervise it will be just broken pots. Exhibition is well supported by maps, illustrations etc., but part of material is available in vietnamese only.

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Perth, Australia
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65 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Some interesting information about the trading history of Hoi An but nothing that takes much time to look at. If you're interested in other attractions I wouldn't use one of your tokens on this one.

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Bangkok
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239 reviews 239 reviews
188 attraction reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

This place is supposed to cost 10 000 dong but the museum caretaker is nowhere to be seen! The house itself is quite charming, but the displays consist of many cases filled with old and broken clay items from Hoi An's past. Unfortunately, it is less exciting than it sounds as the displays are poorly put together.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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78 reviews 78 reviews
49 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

If this is your thing then the collection was quite big however the house itself was more intersting than the pottery for me personnally.

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